The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Functional Testing
Rank 67 72 57
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £110.00 -
% change year-on-year
-68.18% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
667 718 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.97% 78.47% 68.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 489 278
Average daily rate £388 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 12
Average hourly rate £37.04 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.16% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £17.10 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Adobe
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Functional Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Web Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe